Alexis Antoniades


Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar


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Dr. Alexis Antoniades is an Associate Professor of Economics at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. A Fulbright scholar, he holds a PhD, an M.Phil, and an M.A. in Economics from Columbia University, and a BA in Mathematics and a BA in Economics (honors) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Between 2001-2002 Dr. Antoniades worked as an Assistant Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

In his primary research, Dr Antoniades used scanner level data across several countries to study pricing behavior. In addition, he was awarded a $1,050,000 research grant (2009-2012) by the Qatar National Research Fund to undertake the first micro-study on the economies of the Gulf countries, and an $867,000 research grant to use social median and analyze sentiment in the Arab World (2014-2017; in collaboration with colleagues from Qatar University).

Dr. Antoniades in one of the world experts on the economies of the Gulf counties. In recognizing his expertise, Princeton University awarded him the Niehaus Fellowship in 2012 – a fellowship given to the most talented scholar on issues of Globalization and Governance. He then spent the 2012-2013 academic year at Princeton University where he also became a member of the European Union Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. At Georgetown, Dr Antoniades teaches International Finance, Sport Economics, and various topics in International Economics.


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  • Ph.D. (2008) Columbia University, Economics
  • M.Phil (2006) Columbia University, Economics
  • M.A. (2005) Columbia University, Economics
  • B.A. (2001) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Economics and Mathematics


  • Greek, Modern (1453- ) ()
  • Russian ()